Fables, Folktales and Tall Tales

Literary Genres

What is a Fable?

A fable is a short story that teaches a moral lesson. The characters in fables are usually talking animals. Aesop was a famous storyteller from Greece. His fables are known all over the world.

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What is a Folktale?

Folktales are among the oldest stories ever told. Some folktales are hundreds of years old. People have passed down these stories from generation to generation .

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Choral Reading

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What is a Tall Tale?

Tall Tales-boastful frontier humor is found in North American tall tales. These tales contain fictional heroes and heroes based on real people.
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SYNONYMS

Synonyms are words that have similar meanings.

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A REFRENCE RESOURCE

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